“He Truly Gave Unto Them Bread to Eat and Also Wine to Drink”

Bryan Richards

On day 1 of Christ's visit, he said, I perceive that ye desire that I should show unto you what I have done unto your brethren at Jerusalem (3 Nephi 17:8). He subsequently healed their sick one by one. On day 2, the Savior showed them something else that he had done in the Old World, for he literally gave them bread and wine in a way as miraculous as when he multiplied loaves and fishes in the Old World. This time he did not command the disciples to go get some bread and wine (3 Nephi 18:1). Nor did he test them by asking, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat? (Jn 6:5). Nor did he require one loaf and one cup of wine to perform the miracle. He simply gave them bread and wine. We can only imagine the response of the multitude. Like their Old World counterparts, they likely thought, Lord, evermore give us this bread (Jn 6:33).